I didn't notice until I was laying out my blocks that I had pressed the last two seams joining my block rows in the wrong direction. I proceeded by turning every other block one quarter turn anticipating that it would all work, then noticed the error. I will have to repress them all towards the block centre so that they'll interlock as I join my blocks. Take a look at the back of this block - what a hodge podge of seams.
Now I'm thinking about borders and experiencing my usual border anxiety (serious border disorder, remember?) - not exactly breaking out into a nervous sweat, but definitely chewing on my bottom lip. Didn't we just go through this not that long ago?
This light coloured floral actually works quite well, assuming I want this quilt to read as light. Most of my quilts are quite dark country colours; it might be nice to have one that looks summer-y. The blocks use equal amounts of dark and light scrappy fabrics, so if I add a dark border, I think it would read as dark.
If I don't use this floral for borders, it's definitely going to be used as the backing. Now I'm thinking if I use it for borders, I will want a dark zinger for a narrow frame around my blocks. Pretty much any colour will work for that.
Call me crazy, but I'm also thinking of making a couple hundred dark flying geese from scrappy 2.5" x 4.5" bricks for a pieced border... or a piano key border?, or a couple of columns of staggered upright bricks? or maybe parallel sew-n-flip corners to make that zig-zag looking border strip (reminiscent of my sashing strips for the Shady Lanes quilt in my post - here ) I would love to work in more of these fabric scraps into this top.